Coronavirus in football 20/21

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It‘s really hard to keep up with everything. So clubs have been told that players shouldn’t hug each other after scoring. Will there be fines if they still do?
I know the risk is there that if it’s getting too much the football could stop, but sometimes you can’t control emotions.
 

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Fulham manager is not a happy bunny...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55634082
The got told on monday morning.
Don't mislead, it was made official on Monday but they knew beforehand that it could happen.

"The possibility of playing Spurs on Wednesday came on Saturday."

Fulham are being treated like a club that doesn’t matter.

City have a postponed game to fit in. There’s no way they’ll be asked to play it two days before it takes place and it would be the same for us.
They aren't playing two days before their next game as the match vs Chelsea has been moved to Saturday.
 

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Fulham would rather play this now than last week of May when they might need to win last two to stay up.
 

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Don't mislead, it was made official on Monday but they knew beforehand that it could happen.

"The possibility of playing Spurs on Wednesday came on Saturday."
Don't mislead? You're the one chopping off quotes!

"The possibility of playing Spurs on Wednesday came on Saturday. We didn't think that was realistic and we were informed Monday morning at 9:30. To confirm that on Monday morning is scandalous. I accept we have to play the game, but it's the notice."

Parker was obviously pissed off, you might think that's not a reasonable reaction from him but I'm not miss-representing his feelings at all.
 

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I'm glad that we've managed this so well so far, and been lucky that not many of our main players have suffered.

Really need to make sure we keep on top of it as it gives us bit of an advantage. An outbreak like at city, villa etc could really cost us.
 

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It’s not fair on the teams that aren’t suffering from covid either. The news that we might have our game against Villa called off this weekend as well as the City game means we now have two which could potentially be squeezed in elsewhere through no fault of our own. Apparently the SW cup game is in doubt too but at least in that one they can play youth players - still not great as you’d rather play a full strength side!
 

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Fulham manager is not a happy bunny...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55634082
The got told on monday morning.
Can’t understand the obsession with celebrations. Team-mates are all in the same bubble. Training together, indoors and outdoors, changing together, whatever. They could do open-mouth kissing every time a goal is scored for all the difference it makes.
 

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It’s not fair on the teams that aren’t suffering from covid either. The news that we might have our game against Villa called off this weekend as well as the City game means we now have two which could potentially be squeezed in elsewhere through no fault of our own. Apparently the SW cup game is in doubt too but at least in that one they can play youth players - still not great as you’d rather play a full strength side!
A chance for Allan and Lewin to return without missing too many more games. James has more time to play himself back into form. Swings and roundabouts. More than enough free midweeks between February-May for teams not in Europe.
 

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Can’t understand the obsession with celebrations. Team-mates are all in the same bubble. Training together, indoors and outdoors, changing together, whatever. They could do open-mouth kissing every time a goal is scored for all the difference it makes.
Beats me too! It's starting to look more symbolic than rational. You've put them in a bubble, tested them negative, let them play a game where they can shout at each other repeatedly, but you want to draw the line at hugging after a goal???
 

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Beats me too! It's starting to look more symbolic than rational. You've put them in a bubble, tested them negative, let them play a game where they can shout at each other repeatedly, but you want to draw the line at hugging after a goal???
It seems trivial but football has become an important escape from all the grimness for millions of people and really awkward, stilted celebrations ruin the escapism by reminding us of how shit life really is every time a goal is scored. Feck that.
 

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Beats me too! It's starting to look more symbolic than rational. You've put them in a bubble, tested them negative, let them play a game where they can shout at each other repeatedly, but you want to draw the line at hugging after a goal???
It's a slippery slop, next they be moaning about marking on corners. They wouldn't be on pitch if they had covid. It's like they dont get it.. The government are a f'ing mess.
 

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Surely games just have to go ahead even if teams need field youth players like Villa did in the cup?

Fixture pile up will be ridiculous in few months if not.

Or we'll see teams play two games on the same day eventually with the kids in the cups, like Liverpool did last year iirc.
 

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Surely games just have to go ahead even if teams need field youth players like Villa did in the cup?

Fixture pile up will be ridiculous in few months if not.

Or we'll see teams play two games on the same day eventually with the kids in the cups, like Liverpool did last year iirc.

Like split squad games in Baseball's Spring Training.
 

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The daft outrage I'm seeing about fully tested players hugging in celebration when the game revolves around close contact anyway is so laughably stupid to me. If people actually get annoyed by it I just don't know what to say really.
 

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It seems trivial but football has become an important escape from all the grimness for millions of people and really awkward, stilted celebrations ruin the escapism by reminding us of how shit life really is every time a goal is scored. Feck that.
They actually did that in the Bundi when it first returned, Hertha Berlin were the only side that did celebrations the "normal" way and were shammed for it. This was the Dortmund team after Haaland's goal against Schalke :lol:

 

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They actually did that in the Bundi when it first returned, Hertha Berlin were the only side that did celebrations the "normal" way and were shammed for it. This was the Dortmund team after Haaland's goal against Schalke :lol:

Yeah, I watched those games. First football I’d watched in months! Those non-celebrations were so fecking depressing.
 

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The daft outrage I'm seeing about fully tested players hugging in celebration when the game revolves around close contact anyway is so laughably stupid to me. If people actually get annoyed by it I just don't know what to say really.
Just gives you an idea of the kind of thought processes many people at the top have. No surprise it's been one bungle to another since this pandemic started.
 

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The daft outrage I'm seeing about fully tested players hugging in celebration when the game revolves around close contact anyway is so laughably stupid to me. If people actually get annoyed by it I just don't know what to say really.
Pretty much, they're all mixed up like a celebration every set piece and corner anyway... Would be quite funny if had 2M or 1M rule and tried to play football. No tackling or marking allowed, team that gets the ball should score pretty much every time :lol: , new basketball football.